How to Have the Best Pregnancy Ever

Are you pregnant? Do you hope to be? Are you not pregnant, don't hope to be, but are reading this because you're bored? If you answered yes or no to any or all of these questions, then you're probably confused—which is understandable, since pregnancy can be a very confusing time. After all, every single thing you put… » 2/20/13 2:20pm 2/20/13 2:20pm

Want to Get Pregnant? Or Not Pregnant? There's An App For That

If you're looking for one more way to neurotically track your body's every move, a Cambridge, MA startup has your back. Or reproductive organs, as it were. » 1/09/13 9:30am 1/09/13 9:30am

Technology Now Exists to Print 3D Model of Fetuses. But Why?

Scientists in Japan have developed technology that allows doctors to print a 3D model of a woman's developing fetus, presumably so the woman can make it into a giant Flava Flav style pregnancy bling necklace and freak everyone out. » 11/27/12 11:15pm 11/27/12 11:15pm

Pregnancy Tests Become Cancer Tests When Men Use Them

Pregnancy tests, those things you pee on while you're anxiety-crying, actually have another, equally anxiety inducing use: testicular cancer detection. In men. New thing to say to the clerk at CVS in attempt to break the side-eye land speed record: "It's not for me; it's for my boyfriend who might have cancer." » 11/09/12 1:30pm 11/09/12 1:30pm

Service-y Bar Installs Pregnancy Test Vending Machine in Bathroom

Taking a pregnancy test can be a nerve-wracking, stomach-churning, mindfucking experience. As such, the best way for a lady to calm her Am I Pregnant? jitters is to head on down to her local pub, knock back a few girly drinks, and then, when she's just about three sheets to the wind, head to the restroom, where she… » 7/19/12 7:15pm 7/19/12 7:15pm

Got Morning Sickness? Give Two Blow Jobs and Call Me in the Morning

No amount of heavy duty feminism can alleviate the fact that when it comes to child creation, all a guy really must do is not ride a bike too much, ejaculate successfully into a fertile vagina, and then maybe hand out cigars. Meanwhile, the woman spends nine months growing a tiny, helpless proto-human inside her… » 7/10/12 6:30pm 7/10/12 6:30pm

Getting Your Tubes Tied Is a Giant Pain in the Ass

For women who know deep down that they never want children, that hell no response to the thought of motherhood endures long after the echoes of a temper tantrum in the candy aisle at Target subside. But women who want to be sterilized often face obstacles that aren't present for other medical procedures — obnoxious,… » 7/09/12 11:40am 7/09/12 11:40am

Grab Your Rubbers, It's National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

May 2 is the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy — otherwise known as the National Day to Pretend That Pulling Out Doesn't Feel Better. Kidding! (No I'm not.) Anyway, MTV has produced a PSA—starring some of the girls featured on this season of 16 & Pregnant—despite the fact that this seems like a conflict in… » 5/02/12 5:15pm 5/02/12 5:15pm

Are Scheduled Births Harmful?

Pregnancy can be a huge pain in the ass — literally and figuratively. The process of growing a tiny person requires an expectant mother to knowingly enter into a parasitic relationship between the woman, the host, and a tiny little jerk who steals your nutrients and kicks you in the spleen for several months and then… » 7/21/11 1:00pm 7/21/11 1:00pm

All Birthing Options Come To The Same Horrible Conclusion

With the rise in popularity of both home births and epidurals, there's been considerable debate about the pros and cons of natural delivery versus a medically-assisted one. It's great that we have more options beyond the standard-issue labor and delivery route, but let's face it: The decision is about which way you'd… » 7/13/11 3:38pm 7/13/11 3:38pm

Rachel Zoe Helping Pregnant Victoria Beckham Reach Her Skinny Pregnant…

When you're growing another human being inside of your body, it's important to remember to stay slender, because no one likes a chubby girl, Lardy. » 4/17/11 2:30pm 4/17/11 2:30pm

Where's Rachel Zoe's Baby?

It's been two days since reports surfaced that Rachel Zoe checked into Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles to give birth to her son. While the celebrity stylist's Zoe Report is still operational, the silence from her typically active Twitter account—through which she confirmed her pregnancy—would suggest that something is… » 3/24/11 11:36am 3/24/11 11:36am

Pregnant Women May Soon Get Prime Parking

A new bill would allow women experiencing a difficult pregnancy to park anywhere in New York City for free- even No Parking zones. I'm sure this will make some who choose not to bear children suddenly become pregnant... with rage. » 1/23/11 5:30pm 1/23/11 5:30pm

Ice Ice Baby

New research suggests that women in labor may not need to limit their consumption to ice chips anymore. But don't get too excited: Says one doctor, "No burgers and fries in the labor room...They're allowing clear liquids." [CBS] » 1/20/10 4:20pm 1/20/10 4:20pm

Woman Conceives Babies 2.5 Weeks Apart

Due to a rare condition called superfetation, Todd and Julia Grovenburg of Arkansas conceived again two weeks after Julia became pregnant. The babies' due dates are in 2009 and 2010, but they'll probably be delivered together in December. [KFSM] » 9/25/09 1:30pm 9/25/09 1:30pm

The Faceless Women Of Anti-Choice Cartoons

The amazing blog Sociological Images has an interesting roundup of editorial cartoons about abortion. As one reader wrote, "when pregnant women are depicted, they are often faceless, voiceless, or shown without any agency." More here: [Sociological Images] » 6/12/09 9:20am 6/12/09 9:20am

Backlash Hits Octuplets Doctor, Mom & Fertility Industry

With the news that Nadya Suleman's fertility doctor has another patient expecting quadruplets, many are calling for new regulations on fertility treatments. But will these regulations unfairly penalize women? » 2/13/09 10:00am 2/13/09 10:00am

Pregnant For 60 Years

Huang Yijun, a 92-year-old woman from Huangjiaotan, China, went into a hospital looking for a cure for her stomach aches. Doctors found that the cause of her pain wasn't her stomach, but her womb. » 1/16/09 11:20am 1/16/09 11:20am

So, Wait: There's No Point To The Pain Of Childbirth?

As you may have heard, having a baby hurts. Natural childbirth advocates have long argued for the lemonade benefits of labor pain, claiming that it adds to the experience and can even result in sexual pleasure » 10/22/08 2:20pm 10/22/08 2:20pm and aid in the hormone release that helps a mother bond with her baby. However, a new study, , suggests that…

Crap Research From A Scientist

So when we originally clicked on this story, the headline was "How Come Pregnant Women Don't Topple Over?" What? Seriously? Minutes later they'd changed it. But still. Some researcher got paid to find out that women are designed to carry a load in their belly, shocker. WTF. [ABC News] » 12/12/07 4:20pm 12/12/07 4:20pm